The Wiener Library

For the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide

The Motorcycle Album

The collection holds photographs taken of antisemitic signs outside German towns and villages during a motorcycle voyage in 1935 from the Dutch border to Berlin. It was then used by Dr Alfred Wiener and his colleagues at the Jewish Central Information Office in Amsterdam to educate the public about the on-going persecution in Nazi-Germany.

'Jews here in Hildesheim unwanted'. Antisemitic sign outside Hildesheim in Lower Saxony ca. 1935

'Jews here in Hildesheim unwanted'. Antisemitic sign outside Hildesheim in Lower Saxony ca. 1935

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Sign at a village entrance in Nazi Germany 1935 saying 'Jews are uninvited guests'

Sign at a village entrance in Nazi Germany 1935 saying 'Jews are uninvited guests'

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'Jews not wanted here' - Sign somewhere in Thuringia, 1934-35

'Jews not wanted here' - Sign somewhere in Thuringia, 1934-35

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Map of Germany from the JCIO's 'Motorcycle Album' showing the route from the Dutch border to Berlin in 1935

Map of Germany from the JCIO's 'Motorcycle Album' showing the route from the Dutch border to Berlin in 1935

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